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Your PC? Breakdown

Discussion in 'Technology & Gaming' started by Crespo, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Crespo

    Crespo Registered User

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    I've just ordered a few bits and bobs for my PC so thought I'd ask what you guys use?

    Mines a little out of date but I'll list the specs.

    This is just to learn some new types of set up - for one I'm used to only Nvidia / Intel

    I'm using links from ebuyer as I cba to look for cheapest sites

    Processor: Intel E8800 - Duo 3.0 hz - LINK

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    Graphics Card: Inno3D 9600gt - 512mb - LINK

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    Operating System
    : Windows XP Home

    RAM: 4gig - 32 bit XP only recognises 3gig or thereabouts.

    Case: Casecom 6788 - LINK

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    Hard-drive: Samsung 1TB - LINK

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    Motherboard: XFX nForce 750i - LINK

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    I only just ordered the case and HD as mine was an IDE beforehand. My case atm is like an old school computer, really pasty colour, yuk.

    Hopefully I get on an IT course soon for maintenance as I really enjoy making and repairing them :(
     
  2. RedDev

    RedDev Back from a long break.

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    How many have you made or repaired?
     
  3. Crespo

    Crespo Registered User

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    About 20 or so I've made and flogged on

    Repaired some under the borough of Poole when I was up for apprenticeship work. Most repairs mind were to servers or software issues
     
  4. Gumpy Joe

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    Funny timing, just built this:

    Antec 300 Gaming Case

    Amd Phenom II 955 Quad Core Black Edition

    4GB DDR3 Patriot 1333mhz

    Asus M4A78LT-LE Motherboard

    XFX ATI Radeon 5770

    OCZ 600W PSU

    64GB Intel SSD

    Windows 7 Professional 64bit

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  5. RedDev

    RedDev Back from a long break.

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    Not a huge amount then.

    It's very repetitive work, I couldn't do it.

    I used to love it making custom built gaming rigs with new hardware and good quality parts but building machines for general use.... :sick:

    It depends where you get a job, but if it's maintaining standard junk it's horrible IMO so I wouldn't put all your eggs in one basket so to speak.

    I hated it so much, I found love for a company I once loathed. :laugh:
     
  6. It's a standard (shite) computer, but I'll break it down as best I can. :laugh:

    Intel Celeron Processor 550 (2.0GHz, 533Mhz FSB, 1MB L2 cache)

    252MB Mobile Intel graphic media accelerator X3100

    1GB DDR2

    80GB Toshiba (I think) HDD

    802.11b/g WLAN

    Windows XP Professional SP3

    As I said... shite :laugh:, looking at increasing that RAM to 3GB, and considering a new graphics card too..
     
  7. Crespo

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    I knew my PC was going to have the PSU at the bottom but I didn't think my P4 cable wouldn't reach the motherboard :(

    Now going to head down maplins tomorrow see if I can get a P4 to power cable. Until then my PC is open on one side of the casing with the PSU ontop :laugh:
     
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    Don't believe these PSU-on-top people.
     
  9. Crespo

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    Almost finished, just have a wireless card, 12cm fan to put in / sort out some more wiring.

    Runs okay atm - Blue LED on the front fan is a bit :eeek though
     

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    Just build a complete new rig if you are considering those upgrades.
     
  11. Can't be arsed, and haven't really got the money, or I would. :duke
     
  12. SkyBlueMatt

    SkyBlueMatt The failed escape attempt

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    Crespo, just wondering what PSU have you bought for your system?

    My system at the moment:

    X3 720 Black Edition @ 3.2Ghz
    XFX 5770
    4gb Kingston DDR3 1600Mhz

    Enough for me.
     
  13. Crespo

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    My PSU is sh1te atm. Need a better one :laugh:

    This is what I got today anyway

    22inch LG and a logitech gaming mouse FX518

    Btw the spring thing on the left, is a sample from a bed :laugh: it's fun to squeeze when I'm p1ssed off ;)
     

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  14. Gumpy Joe

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    Get a decent PSU. Don't skimp on it as PSU's often get overlooked.
     
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    The 5770 is now for sale. Got me one of these instead:

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    Digital Twisted Persistent & Explicit

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    Much?
     
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    2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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    MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display

    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide (English)

    Copy & Pasted from Apple.com.
     
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    SkyBlueMatt The failed escape attempt

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    How you can spend £200+ on a graphics card is beyond me, more money than sense :p
     
  19. Gumpy Joe

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    I can do as a f*cking like, cheers.

    I sold it to my mate for £120, so only lost a tenner. He's made up though and he has a two year warranty with XFX.
     
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